Sourmilk, Play4Kay Shootout and Halsey Harkins lead best concerts in Las Vegas for the week of Dec. 19

It’s the week before Christmas and in Vegas that means the calm before the storm. In anticipation for next week’s intense shenanigans (New Year’s Eve) most clubs and shows are taking some down time. However, there’s still plenty to keep both the smart, off-season visitors and the savvy locals busy.

The best concerts this week in Las Vegas (for ticket information, click artist name):

Monday, December 19
Always free and always fun, checking out just about anything at The Double Down Saloon is worthwhile, and on this fine Monday you can catch Prof. Rex Dart & The Bargain DJ Collective.

Tuesday, December 20
In this season of giving, the 2016 NCAA Tournament participants from universities all over will come together for Play4Kay Shootout. The event at T-Mobile Arena will benefit Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Wednesday, December 21
Before the holidays commence, relax a little. Pay homage to the dead head inside you at the Grateful Dead Holiday Party with Catfish John at Brooklyn Bowl.

Thursday, December 22
You’ve spent enough over the holidays, save some money and see Halsey Harkins with Glass Pools at Bunkhouse Saloon for a free show.

Friday, December 23
Head to one of Las Vegas Boulevard’s most beloved clubs, Drai’s to see Sourmilk.

Saturday, December 24
Witness history for the final performance of Ebi’s "Jane Javani," world tour at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Sunday, December 25
Spend Christmas with Vivian Chow at the Journey of Love Concert at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Keep up with Las Vegas’s best bets for weekly concerts with AXS. See the top Las Vegas New Year’s Eve events here.